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Desert Trip festival 2016 guide

Find out everything you need to know about Desert Trip, the Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones music festival

Photograph: Courtesy Goldenvoice/Chris Miller

Though the days of the Beatles vs. the Stones are long behind us, Coachella organizer Goldenvoice's newest music festival is straight out of the late '60s. Desert Trip will put the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters together in one festival. Expect Stagecoach-style seating, Coachella-priced tickets and "an evening with" set times.

What are the Desert Trip dates?

The inaugural Desert Trip fest will be held October 7-9 and 14-16, 2016. Just like Coachella, the festival will feature two identical weekends.

When do tickets go on sale?

Passes go on sale Monday, May 9, at 10am on the Desert Trip website.

How much do tickets cost?

A single day general admission ticket costs $199, while a three-day pass is $399. The festival will also have reserved seating; reserved three-day floor tickets start at $699, with grandstand seats for $999. And if you want to be face-to-face with Bob Dylan's mug? Standing pit tickets cost $1,599. Instead of traditional VIP tickets, the highest priced passes will come with access to a "Platinum Lounge." For car camping, tent camping and Outstanding in the Field prices, check the Desert Trip site.

So how will the lineup work?

The single-stage fest will only feature the six headlining acts, with no openers. Here's the lineup: 

Friday: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan
Saturday: Paul McCartney, Neil Young
Sunday: Roger Waters, the Who

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If your bank account is the kind that has a few extra thousand weighing it down even after buying Desert Trip tickets, have we got a lodging tip for you. Feel like catching some Zs where Frank Sinatra once did, or canoodling where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe used to? Is your desert adventure incomplete without a midday game on the bocce court or a soak in a piano-shaped pool? We got a glimpse into some pretty swanky Palm Springs homes—the Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats—that will be available for rent over Desert Trip weekend in October. While the homes may seem highfalutin, most sleep large numbers, which breaks costs down to prices comparable to other lodging options in the area, especially over festival weekends. If you're rolling deep to Desert Trip with a crew of 20, these spots are totally doable. Don't have enough moolah to make it happen this fall? Many of these houses are available throughout the year and also host larger events and weddings, so don't give up on your dream-house dreams.     The Merv Griffin Estate Sleeps 20; $5,000+ per night The former home of the late Merv Griffin, this 39-acre equestrian property includes a 2.5-acre pond, infinity edge pool, spa, bocce ball court, expansive event lawn and other event areas, multiple paddocks and an equestrian racetrack–you know, if you're into that sort of thing. Aside from the main house, guests can stay in private, circular-shaped bungalows surrounding the pool.         Frank Si

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